Just call her Cupid! Ellen DeGeneres played host to another surprise proposal and this one may be her best yet. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was a guest on Wednesday's show to celebrate being named National League MVP. But he had an ulterior motive for the TV appearance. His girlfriend of four years Maria was in the audience and got the shock of her life -- and quite honestly, it's the sweetest we've ever seen.
Early on in the interview, a not-so-sly Ellen asks if he is dating anyone. McCutchen then points to his girlfriend, who is sitting in the audience. He then quickly adds that he brought a video to show everyone. It includes a few highlights of his career, but morphs into a love letter of sorts to Maria. It is clear at that point exactly what is coming. You will be amazed by this man's loving, heartfelt words.
How totally freaking amazing is this. We rarely see men -- especially high-profile athletes -- speak so tenderly and from the heart. You can tell that he is truly in love with this woman. It's clearly a deep love built on connection and trust. It's hard not to be inspired by such a thing.
Ellen has been the setting for many engagements. Check out a few other lovey-dovey, memorable moments.
1. This San Diego nurse had no idea what her Marine boyfriend had planned. Have your tissues ready -- this one's a tear-jerker!
2. So funny and sweet. This is a great engagement story to retell for the next 50 years. Don't you love her super-quick response?
3. In this one, an Ellen staffer gets the romantic surprise of her life.
Which is your favorite?